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Home and Away: 10 Easy Ways To Give Your Home The Mediterranean Look

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Bring a taste of the med to your home interiors with holiday-inspired hues, tile prints and furnishings laden with rustic charm. With a little help from our friends at Amara, we show you how...

When it comes to a summer holiday, first impressions count: the surroundings you’ll be immersing yourself in, the people you’ll encounter and, most importantly for many, where you’ll be staying for the week ahead. Having made a careful accommodation selection based on just a few small pictures on the ‘net, we always head to our destination with our fingers crossed, hoping that the flat, home or villa lives up to its online profile. And boy when it does… 

When a holiday home gets it rights, it gets it right. Picture it now: gorgeous white washed walls, coloured tiles, simple furniture and rattan accessories; a sparkling pool or even a view of the sea if we’ve really lucked out. Relaxed, rustic, but so full of charm, if we could make our own pad look like this, maybe we wouldn’t be so eager to escape it. 

That’s why we’re making it our mission to bring a little bit of holiday sunshine into our homes 365 days a year - and one look at Amara right now suggests it might be a little easier than we first thought. Involving less time off and way cheaper than the next flight out of here, Amara’s Azure collection boasts that straight out of the Mediterranean feel that we so crave. Packed full of coastal prints, bold colour and grown-up nautical touches, these pieces are reminiscent of the sort you’d find in a holiday home nestled in a tiny coastal fishing village in Italy. 

Adorned with natural wood and complemented by colourful splashes of pink, green and blue on cushions and throws, your lounge could soon look and feel like a chic retreat. Bring the trend alive in the kitchen and dining room with statement tapas dishes, colour pop porcelain and serving boards made for family style sharing, and you’ll be transported back to your favourite holiday haunt in no time. 

Scroll on for the top 10 Mediterranean inspired homeware styles from Amara that you need to give your pad a postcard-perfect update for summer and beyond.